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“Night out with our daughter” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Roessler's Restaurant

Roessler's Restaurant
2033 Vamo Way, Sarasota, FL 34238-3147
941-966-5688
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Ranked #62 of 861 Restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Night out with our daughter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We recently went to Roesslers to share an evening with our daughter, who had recently gotten engaged. The staff was really wonderful. The appetizers, crabcakes and escargot, we really just perfect. The main courses were also wonderful as was dessert. We like this place a lot, the atmospere is elastic, can be formal, can be informal - just that kind of place where you can be what you want and it just accomodates you. Ask for "George Clooney" as your waiter - you won't be disappointed, either in him or the restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Portland, Ct
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Perfect Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We decided to try Roessler's because of the reviews on Trip Advisor. This restaurant will not disappoint you in any way. From the warm greeting when we walked in, to the friendly "thank you" when we walked out the door, this was by far the best dining experience we had during our visit to Sarasota. The grounds around the restaurant are beautiful. We even took an eating break before dessert to walk around and get a bit of an appetite.
The onion soup was a great starter. I had Steak Diane, cooked to perfection with much attention to flavor detail. My husband had Veal Piccata. Have to say the same for this dish. The chef obviously has a keen flavor sense and each dish come to the table with care and attention.

Leave room for dessert and good luck deciding on which to pick. We had Crepes Suzette, made table-side perfectly.

Our waiter John was so helpful and completely knowledgeable
even about which wine to choose. Don't miss this place!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Marlton, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Our Favorite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

When we come to Sarasota, our first stop is at Roesslers..for New Years Eve. I know of no other place in the area that can serve a meal with such distinction. Service is in line with New York City. Just the best. Food is great. I prefer the bouillabaise and duck, but all look good. Love the house salad, although I confess I ask them to remove the gorganzola, and do not miss the desserts.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Class Act!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Nice warm & friendly atmosphere coupled with terrific classic dishes makes this restaurant well worth the visit. Impeccable service. Great starters include the escargot, crab cake and lobster bisque. Caesar salad delicious. Great entrees include cowboy steak, duck, filet mignon...no room for dessert! Next time! Oh, and I want more of those onion rings with cowboy steak...

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Romantic Hideway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Get the Dover Sole, plated table side - best I've ever had. This is, to my mind, the perfect place for a special occasion, and would be quite the place for a second or third date. Decor is very traditional, as is the service, which means your waiter is not going to pull up an chair and sit in it while he takes your order!

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